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DA: Warrant out for murder suspect in Madras shooting, may be on the run to Mexico

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<b>Jenna Rae Campbell</b

'Believed to be armed ... avoid contact with her and call 911,' Steve Leriche says

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) – A second-degree murder charge was filed and a nationwide arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a 21-year-old woman suspected in a fatal shooting at a Madras home Wednesday night who may be fleeing to Mexico, Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche said.

Around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, a caller to 911 reported a “physical altercation” and “shots fired” at a home in the 800 block of Southwest First Street in Madras, Leriche said.

A gunshot victim was found at the scene, and lifesaving efforts immediately began. The victim was flown by air ambulance to St. Charles Madras “but did not survive,” the DA said in a brief news release.

The Tri-County Major Incident Team was activated and law enforcement personnel from Madras, Bend, Redmond and Warm Springs police and the Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook county sheriff’s offices responded to assist.

Leriche later identified the suspect as Jenna Rae Campbell, 21, described as Caucasian, 5-foot-5, 110 to 120 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

“She is believed to be armed,” the DA told NewsChannel 21. “If she is seen by the public, avoid contact with her and call 911. It is reported she may be fleeing Oregon en route to Mexico.”

Campbell may have last been seen in a newer Ford F-150 pickup, possibly silver or gray, Leriche said

Court records show Campbell faces second-degree murder charges. Most Jefferson County court documents were sealed, except for a request and granting of the $1 million arrest warrant.

The Oregon State Police Crime Lab also helped investigate the scene as law enforcement interviewed “multiple witnesses,” the district attorney said.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Madras Police Detective Steve Webb at 541-475-2424.

Leriche said DMV records show Campbell with a Prineville address, but she listed a northwest Madras address when she was arrested in Deschutes County in April and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police and reckless driving.

Online court records show Campbell originally pleaded not guilty and had agreed to a plea deal this fall, but failed to appear for a Nov. 13 change of plea hearing, resulting in an earlier arrest warrant.

Previously, Campbell was arrested in January and pleaded guilty to methamphetamine possession and interfering with a police or probation officer. She was sentenced in February to five days in jail and two years probation. She was arrested last year in Crook County on a second-degree theft charge and was sentenced to a week in jail.

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  1. being white, blonde hair wouldnt it be better for her to flee to canada. its only a couple thousand miles closer and she’d be a better blend in with canadas indigenous hippie population. unless she speaks fluent spanish and has solid connections it would be a very dangerous idea. crossing into mexico illegally is a serious crime for an american, that’s if she was lucky enough to be found by federale’s before the cartel got a hold of her.

    1. Huh? She slows down at the border, says hi to the guys working, then proceeds into Mexico. No passport necessary. Sounds like you’ve never arrived on foot bicycle or automobile.

  2. So whoever says this (eyespy2) your facts are not correct the victim is a male subject not female so your wrong however this girl is a nut case I have known her pretty much her whole life her mother is one of my very good friends sad situation did anyone think maybe the male was trying to hurt her or put her in fear if her own life there is always two sides to every story.

  3. Sorry Wtfmatters but your facts are wrong!! The victim was a female and a friend of mine and a lot of other people her children have no mother now because of this stupid young hot head girl. Get the facts right before you run your mouth. Just sayin

  4. My first thought was – maybe abuse victim defending herself, especially when I saw her size – but then saw her record in the story – washed that thought right out of my head. Just proves we should not make snap judgements (trial by media or trial by social media) without more information.

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